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Prevention – A Grassroots Outreach

Posted by PCF Admin on August 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Outreach / The Super Colon - What do tractors, ponies, cotton candy and the Prevent Cancer SuperColon™ have in common?  The Calhoun County Fair, that’s what!  Running annually for the last 162 years it is the oldest fair in Michigan.  The Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Regional Health Alliance hosted the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s exhibit to highlight prevention awareness about colon cancer in their community and to promote screenings by encouraging visitors to begin a discussion about the disease. Nearly 700 people turned out as the Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition (5C's) offered bicycle giveaways, a mock-up of a colonoscopy procedure room, healthy  food and cooking demos, Senior exercise class, multiple health screenings and much, much  more. See it on YouTube!

Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on August 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Healthy Eating - Grapefruit juice is the base for the tangy vinaigrette on this salad studded with grapefruit segments and dried cranberries. It serves 12 as a starter or about 6 if you’d like a large portion per person. 12 servings, about 1 cup each | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 red grapefruit 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced scallions 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 cups torn butter lettuce 6 cups ...

Prostate Cancer Awareness Advocate Lawrence McRae Featured on Today Show

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on August 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - Prevention advocates come in all shapes and sizes. We recently learned about Lawrence McRae, founder of the McRae Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation, featured on NBC’s Today Show earlier this week in a segment called “Your Life Calling with Jane Pauley." The piece focused on McRae's mission to generate awareness about prostate cancer and encourage regular screening, especially among African-American men. This self-proclaimed “Prostate Man” began his battle with an enlarged prostate more than 40 years ago. ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Mamma’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on | 2 Comments »
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Exercise Daily - A little late in this Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K challenge I know, but today I finally went and got fitted for a pair of running shoes. Why did I wait so long?  Because I’m stubborn. With at least 5 pairs of running and/or walking shoes I “self-fitted” I truly believed being fitted made absolutely no difference, even though friends who are experienced runners have tried to pound into my head that it did. What an experience! I ...